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    Sticky: There was the makings of a lovely sunset as I...

    There was the makings of a lovely sunset as I left the office 4.15pm. Clear skies and just a wisp of cloud.

    Bloomin dark and chilly now...
  2. So an umbrella would pass that into the Agency in...

    So an umbrella would pass that into the Agency in their invoicing and the Agency would pass it onto the end client.

    I suspect, as you surmise, that many companies haven't twigged that.

    My...
  3. I thought I had seen that somewhere and was...

    I thought I had seen that somewhere and was trying to find the specific text. Essentially the rate you are quoted should be on the same basis as what would be quoted to an employee.

    The only...
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    Sticky: At least you've recorded that little fact here so...

    At least you've recorded that little fact here so you can check and remind yourself :D
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    The whole point of a flexible work force is that...

    The whole point of a flexible work force is that they are willing to travel to the arse end of nowhere for a gig. By disallowing the expenses incurred, some clients will have terrible trouble finding...
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    Sticky: I do dislike the Independent for all the crud...

    I do dislike the Independent for all the crud they load up. I really wish I'd found another non-paywalled source.
  7. Might need to remind us closer to the time :D

    Might need to remind us closer to the time :D
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    The problem is that the IR35 legislation is a...

    The problem is that the IR35 legislation is a sledgehammer to crack a walnut.

    Instead of encouraging businesses who hire contractors to take a proper assessment of the resources they need, it...
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    Visas notwithstanding, as I know naff all about...

    Visas notwithstanding, as I know naff all about those.

    Yes, item 2 could work in a boyant market. Except the the market is struggling at the moment. Have you really done your research into what's...
  10. It would be best if you could get the client...

    It would be best if you could get the client determination first and then that would give you a clearer idea what to do.

    I would be wary of taking on a new contract with any client if they...
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    Sticky: :wave: Chilly, but not uncomfortably so. Dark....

    :wave:

    Chilly, but not uncomfortably so. Dark. Dry.

    Sunrise just starting to make an appearance
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    Sticky: Very good suggestion!

    Very good suggestion!
  13. You'd think / hope that there would be businesses...

    You'd think / hope that there would be businesses out there taking a practical and pragmatic view.

    It's been discussed to death but it's really not difficult to identify the type of resource you...
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    Sticky: :yay::banana: It's Xmas pud season! I do...

    :yay::banana:

    It's Xmas pud season!

    I do like a bit of pudding and custard.

    Must stock up.
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    Sticky: I am outside! And there's no district or circle...

    I am outside! And there's no district or circle line so the tube is more crammed than usual with the (literally) great unwashed.

    Off to meet a friend for lunch, so there's something nice to look...
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    Sticky: The sun isn't yet over the yard arm...

    The sun isn't yet over the yard arm...
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    Sticky: :wave: Morning! Blue-ish sky, looks a bit...

    :wave:

    Morning!

    Blue-ish sky, looks a bit fuzzy so I suspect there's wispy high level cloud about.

    Lept out of bed about 10-15 mins ago as Ocado delivery is due from 0930. My last thought...
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    Sticky: Question 1 of 3 done. I have been much distracted...

    Question 1 of 3 done. I have been much distracted by pretty much anything and everything but I'm getting there, slowly.

    Question 2 is a tedious 'essay plan' exercise. Apparently, it's not...
  19. Thread: Free beer!

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    Free beer!

    Man who brewed alcohol in his stomach arrested for drink-driving | The Independent

    Sorry it's the Independent, took me a while to file where it had been reported that wasn't behind a paywall.
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    Sticky: **Breaking news** I have opened the Open...

    **Breaking news**

    I have opened the Open University book!
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    Sticky: Dusting done. Second bed linen load in the WM ...

    Dusting done. Second bed linen load in the WM

    No 'work' done as yet. Lemmings has been too distracting.

    Just noticed that my packet of dark chocolate digestives has an expiry date of 16...
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    Yeah but that means having to travel north of the...

    Yeah but that means having to travel north of the Watford Gap.

    There be monsters up there
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    :hug:

    :hug:
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    Sticky: The minor tedium with the VAT return is just me...

    The minor tedium with the VAT return is just me bothering to do my expenses part and check my receipts. Everything else does indeed only take about 5 minutes. Sometimes I wonder if I should have...
  25. They could question why you're VAT registered...

    They could question why you're VAT registered after a while.
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    I like scones and jam!

    I like scones and jam!
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    That's their cunning plan! They can buy it for...

    That's their cunning plan! They can buy it for less if the markets say it's worth less :D
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    No Trojan alert when I viewed it. :eek:

    No Trojan alert when I viewed it. :eek:
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    Too late if I didn't :D

    Too late if I didn't :D
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    Sticky: Good afternoon :wave: This morning has seen a...

    Good afternoon :wave:

    This morning has seen a flurry of minor activity. Towels washed and hung on an airer. Hoovered the flat. White wash in the WM (it takes me ages to gather enough for a proper...
  31. Thread: Psssst

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    Can't stand salmon but I know a few people who...

    Can't stand salmon but I know a few people who could be interested
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    My ex used to say a girl's arse was too big/saggy...

    My ex used to say a girl's arse was too big/saggy if she could hold a pen in the crease between buttock and top of thigh. Needless to say he wasn't impressed at my ability to hold half of the W H...
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    Try harder, you ain't banned yet

    Try harder, you ain't banned yet
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    It's fine to make a loss, as said above. Make...

    It's fine to make a loss, as said above. Make sure all your tax obligations are met first and then do whatever is most appropriate for you with the left overs. It sounds like you have healthy...
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    But what if you're such a naturally wonderful...

    But what if you're such a naturally wonderful person that it is no effort at all to show it?

    #askingforafriend
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    So nice to be formally introduced at long last! ...

    So nice to be formally introduced at long last!

    You've only had a mild buggering so far, the kids are playing nice.
  37. Arnie's gone all soft in the new one

    Arnie's gone all soft in the new one
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    Sticky: It has been raining here off and on. Sounds...

    It has been raining here off and on. Sounds wetter than it is due to traffic splishing through the puddles.

    Have been looking for late breaks away in that crappy time betwixt Christmas and New...
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    Sticky: A shame nonetheless. At least the prospect...

    A shame nonetheless. At least the prospect alleviated the normal daily tedium for a bit.
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    Sticky: I was being polite. Forgot where I was :D

    I was being polite. Forgot where I was :D
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    Sticky: Yes, and? Enquiring minds need to know

    Yes, and? Enquiring minds need to know
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    Sticky: List out what you have stashed and we'll decide...

    List out what you have stashed and we'll decide for you
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    That's quite funny. How times have changed since...

    That's quite funny. How times have changed since 1850.

    I see your point, I really do. It's just that no-one advocated providing a free libarary in every home, did they?
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    Poll: GPWM And they do table service with the app

    GPWM

    And they do table service with the app
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    I saw that on a card a few weeks ago. Probably in...

    I saw that on a card a few weeks ago. Probably in Scribbler
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    Sole rights to the CVs I suspect, rather than the...

    Sole rights to the CVs I suspect, rather than the gig itself

    Or, as I have seen yonks ago, they are the first tier agency and they have farmed out to another agency to get access to a wider...
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    My experience was in 2005 when it was all just...

    My experience was in 2005 when it was all just fields. That was in response to someone wanting to understand how expenses would work in a brolly example, and I responded by saying it was shown as an...
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    Poll: I know you said about the sign up and then cancel...

    I know you said about the sign up and then cancel malarkey, which is why I bothered getting in touch with them, but I don't recall anything about the 9am nonsense. Apologies if I missed that.

    I'm...
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    Poll: Turns out that WeWork will allow one to sign up...

    Turns out that WeWork will allow one to sign up for their basic membership, use a desk for one day, and then cancel. However, they don't allow you to use said desk until 9am. Not much use when I have...
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    Here you go Paint is a marvellous product ...

    Here you go

    Paint is a marvellous product

    Imgur: The magic of the Internet
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